Sgt. Alex Lopashanski
November 16, 2023
Alton, NH – On Thursday, November 16 shortly before 10:30 a.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game was notified that a hiker had suffered a medical emergency on the Boulder Trail in the area of Mt. Major. The hiker was Larry Frizzell, 70, of Dover, NH. Frizzell was hiking with his nephew who was able to phone 911 for help.
Along with Conservation Officers, members of the Alton Fire Department, Gilford Fire Department, and Lakes Region Search and Rescue responded. Rescuers met Frizzell nearly 1.5 miles from the trailhead. Initially, he attempted to walk on his own but was ultimately placed in a litter and carried to a waiting UTV which transported him the rest of the way to the trailhead. He arrived back at the trailhead shortly before 1:30 p.m.
Lakes Region Search and Rescue is a highly skilled volunteer search and rescue organization whose members work hard to maintain the skills and equipment necessary to carry out rescues across the state. Anyone can donate to LRSAR through the New Hampshire Outdoor Council at www.nhoutdoorcouncil.org. Donations are fully tax deductible. Outdoor enthusiasts are also encouraged to purchase a Hike Safe card at www.wildnh.com/safe. The card helps support Fish and Game search and rescue activities. For safe hiking tips and a list of essential gear, visit hikesafe.com.